DSEI'17: Rapier Alternative by MBDA

DSEI'17: Rapier Alternative by MBDA 14 September, 2017

MBDA’s Land Ceptor air defence system is making its show debut in the outside vehicle park at DSEI 2017 in London. Land Ceptor utilises the next-generation Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and it will be brought into service by the British Army as a replacement for the Rapier air defence system. Compared to Rapier, Land Ceptor has over triple the range (25 km+) and is able to intercept the most challenging targets in any weather conditions, including cruise missiles and precision guided munitions. Land Ceptor is known as EMADS (Enhanced Modular Air Defence Solutions) for the export market.

In Royal Navy service the system is known as Sea Ceptor, which is also making its debut at DSEI 2017 off the back of successful first-of-class firings from the Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll. Sea Ceptor offers protection of naval forces from the full range of current and future air threats, including the latest supersonic anti-ship missiles, small precision guided munitions and combat aircraft. 

DSEI'17: Rapier Alternative by MBDA

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